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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are May 18-20, 2018 and June 8-10, 2018.

    Download schedule for Weekend Zen Retreat May 18-20, 2018.

The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, May 18-20, 2018 is:
  • Friday, May 18:
  • Film Series: 7:30-9:30 PM
    Film: Sacred Texts of the World, Modules 7-10
    Download Sacred Texts of the World screening notice.

  • Saturday, May 19:
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, May 20:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
    9:00-10:00 AM Zazen with a reading
    10:30 AM Departure for Woodlawn Cemetery
    12:00 Noon Ceremony at Sokei-an and Ruth Sasaki's Grave
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.